I always had this inkling that my vegetarian friends were healthier than me. Not simply because of what they don't put into their bodies, but because of what they do. Increased amounts of vegetables with tons of essential nutrients, for starters, but also a whole slew of things that I for one miss out on when I'm ripping apart that lunchtime burger. And turns out, a new study from Loma Linda University shows an association between diet type and weight. To be specific: vegetarians have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than non-vegetarians.
And get this: not only did the meat-eaters rank in with the highest percentage of people with a BMI that's considered "obese," but they also consumed the highest amount of heart disease-linked fatty acids. Hmmm, yeah, not so promising.
But come ON. Just because some study says that being a meat-eater may mean you're more "likely" to be obese, there's no way I'm giving up my day-to-day diet. I don't have to, and neither do you.